Lewis Carroll: Guildford (1832-1898) :: Shared Description

Lewis Carroll (or the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson as he was really known) is buried at The Mount cemetery just outside Guildford. Best-known for the nonsense children's classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, he moved the Dodgson family to Guildford and into The Chestnuts, near the castle ruins, in 1868. That said, Lewis Carroll himself never actually lived in Guildford but would visit his family when his work as a don and mathematical lecturer at Christ Church Oxford allowed him. When in Guildford, he was a keen walker and thought nothing of a hike to Farnham across the Hog's Back. He died in 1898 and after a funeral service at St Mary's Church was buried in the cemetery on The Mount - where his grave and the memorial cross erected by his brothers and sisters can be seen. There are two pieces of public art dedicated to the author in the town: a statue of Alice and a rabbit disappearing down a hole by the river, and a metalwork of Alice going through the looking glass in the castle grounds. Surrey History Centre holds archives relating to the author, including papers connected to his childhood, letters and original photographs of his brothers, sisters and aunt.
by N Chadwick
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Created: Sun, 31 Jan 2016, Updated: Sun, 31 Jan 2016

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